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Automobiles / SUV Gas Mileage / Anti-SUV Ad Campaign #715146

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 24, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The push by the powerful environmental lobby for gas mileage regulations for sport utility vehicles {SUVs} featured; details given of President Bush's administration's fuel efficiency plan. [SUV salesman Matt SULLIVAN†- says car size matters!] ["Automotive News" publisher Keith CARIN†- cites the appeal of SUVs.] [Sierra Club Dan BECKER†- expresses disappointment with the Bush administration fuel proposal.] [National Academy of Sciences Paul PORTNEY†- says SUV fuel efficiency could be boosted easily.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) National advertising campaign by evangelical Christians & by Hollywood against SUVs as harmful to God's Earth featured; scenes shown of a Hummer on the road & off the road. [Hummer H2 owner Steve REISMAN†- says the Hummer is like nothing else.] [Earth on Empty John TAGIURI†- comments on SUVs.] [Environmental activist Laurie DAVID†- says gas income goes to countries supporting terrorism.] [Auto industry consultant Clotaire RAPAILLE†- says people do not want to go to war in a Pinto.]

Roberts, John;
Orr, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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